Opposition attacks govt move to issue anti-conversion ordinance

BJP stands in  support of  the decision The Karnataka government’s decision to have an ordinance issued to ban religious conversions has drawn the ire of the opposition and received support from the BJP. Congress member and lawyer Brijesh Kalappa said: “They seem to be targeting the Christian community. As per my knowledge, the Christian community’s […]

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Indian students worried about their Ukrainian pals

Say it is tough to lead normal life in India Indian students evacuated from Ukraine are worried for the safety of their Ukrainian friends in the war-torn country.  Vavilthota Yuktesh, 18, a student at the Kharkiv National Medical University who was evacuated from Ukraine, informed The Observer: “I am back here safe, but I feel […]

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Students back from Ukraine not keen on being put in state colleges

Say they’d rather continue with online classes Indian students back from Ukraine’s medical colleges are unhappy with Karnataka government’s proposal to place them in the state’s medical colleges. They fear the decision will disrupt their education.  On March 21, Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar announced the Karnataka government would accommodate around 700 Ukraine-returned medical students […]

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Students in a quandary as Ukraine crisis continues

They are waiting for online classes to begin. Indian students studying in Ukraine are worried  about their education and future as uncertainty looms  due to the Russia-Ukraine situation. Anushka Pant, 22, a first-year medical student at the Kharkiv National Medical University in Ukraine, informed The Observer: “Our education has been severely affected by the war […]

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‘Hope sanctions will deter paranoid Putin’

Invasion unjustified as Ukraine isn’t a direct threat to Russia: says Professor Rajesh Rajagopalan On February 24, 2022, Russia launched full-scale invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea. It is the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War II. Eight days after the war began, several buildings have fallen […]

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Tension mounts, students flee Ukraine’s Kharkiv

They’re still waiting to be evacuated The sky in Kharkiv was blanketed with a thick black smog as the war-struck city shivered at a temperature of 1°C. There was an eerie silence on the roads. The only sound heard was air-raid sirens every two hours.  Early Wednesday, a group of students made its way through […]

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Students apply to study abroad as countries open their borders

But are worried about a third Covid wave By Simran Sharma With the fear of pandemic fading, more students are planning to study abroad,  say immigration consultancies.  The pandemic and lockdowns made many students step back from studying abroad. The removal of travel bans and Covid restrictions in most countries has resulted in students making […]

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Plate Tectonics

India’s pushback at China’s growing regional ambitions draws their disputed border into an emerging Great-Power conflict, writes Nishant Kumar India and China marked 2020 as the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. They are the two major regional powers in Asia and in 2008, China became India’s largest trading partner. But their poorly defined and disputed border […]

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